Last post on Jan 28, 2013 at 8:28 AM
You are in the Mazda CX-9
What is this discussion about?
Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot, Acura MDX, SUV
#9 of 18 IIHS Scores [ceric]
Feb 02, 2009 (9:54 pm)
For those still wondering, the 2009 Honda Pilot is a "Top Safety Pick," scoring higher than the CX-9 in several categories. In fact, the Honda scored good in every single category and subcategory.
The Mazda received less than good (Acceptable) on the Frontal Offset subcategories of Head/Neck and Right Leg/Foot .
The Mazda received less than good (Acceptable) on the Side Impact subcategory of "Structure/Safety Cage."
The Mazda is not an "unsafe" car by any means, but the Pilot has shown, at least in these tests, to be somewhat better than the Mazda in crash protection.
#10 of 18 Re: IIHS Scores [thegraduate]
Feb 03, 2009 (1:03 am)
From photos, I see both performed very well under impact.
IIHS perform tests on a specific setup and speed. Under a difference condition or with a different test vehicle, the results might be different.
IIHS results only show that Pilot did better than CX9 under their testing conditions and with their test vehicles. No doubt, Honda ACE has been very successful in helping their vehicles get high marks in tests.
Besides, there is the "active safety" to consider. Which vehicle allows you to better avoid accidents to begin with. To me, no doubt, CX9 wins, thanks to better handling and braking.
#11 of 18 Re: IIHS Scores [ceric]
Feb 03, 2009 (9:34 am)
I agree with ya on all counts, and have no doubt both are safe vehicles. I was just posting to update the testing which had been done on the '09 Pilot; info that wasn't available before, when I stumbled across this thread.
#13 of 18 Crash rating for CX9!
Jul 23, 2012 (4:55 am)
My brother calls me this morning to tell me that the CX9 is rated one of the worst on a 40MPH impact? Anyone else hear this??? My wife and kid ride in that thing every day......dogdoc
#14 of 18 Re: Crash rating for CX9! [dogdoc1997]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 23, 2012 (5:13 am)
What year is yours? 2010? For the 2012, Edmunds says:
"The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the CX-9 its highest rating of "Good" for both frontal-offset and side-impact crashworthiness, but a second-lowest score of "Marginal" for roof-strength integrity. In Edmunds brake testing, an AWD Grand Touring model came to a stop from 60 mph in 123 feet, which is impressive for this class."
You can look up other years at safercar.gov and the IIHS.
#15 of 18 Re: Crash rating for CX9! [steve_]
Jul 23, 2012 (5:14 pm)
#16 of 18 Re: Crash rating for CX9! [dogdoc1997]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 23, 2012 (5:17 pm)
Sounds like it hit mostly high marks in the safety tests.
#17 of 18 Re: Crash rating for CX9! [dogdoc1997]
Jul 24, 2012 (5:12 pm)
What vehicle were you thinking of getting to replace you CX-9? Have you looked at the safety ratings of similar vehicles? What is the source of the information of the "one of the worse" ratings for a 40 mph impact?
Jan 28, 2013 (8:28 am)
I came very close to purchasing a CPO '12 Mazda CX-9 GT this weekend. I then found the 24/7 Wall Street article listing it as one of its most "dangerous" cars.
Has there been any Mazda response to this article? Am I overreacting by tabling the discussion on purchasing this car?